Taj Gibson has made nearly $40 MIL playing in the NBA -- so, he's a big baller -- but the Timberwolves stud says there's NO WAY he's droppin' $1,500 on LaVar Ball's new shoe!
For the record, LaVar hasn't debuted his upcoming "LaVar-icci" kicks yet -- but says the price tag will be more than 3 TIMES higher than his son Lonzo's ZO2s.
So, when we saw Gibson at LAX we had to ask ... you gonna cop these kicks or what!?
"No, I don't think I'll wear a pair," Taj says ... "But I'll probably show support."
Of course, Jay-Z recently threw his support behind BBB -- saying he was impressed with a black entrepreneur challenging massive athletic wear companies like Nike and Under Armour.
Still, ya gotta wonder if $1,500 is too much for Jay, too.